ABOUT

Colin Akoon, originally from Toronto, Canada, has a BFA Honors Degree in film studies from Ryerson University, where his thesis film Crime of the Century won the Canadian Society of Cinematographers (CSC) student award. Colin received his formal training at the International Guild of Cinematographers under the tutelage of notable cinematographers such as Roman Vasyanov (Fury), Chung-hoon Chung (Old Boy), Bill Pope ASC (Matrix) and Newton Thomas Sigel ASC (Drive).

 

In 2008, Colin moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Film Institute as a Cinematography Fellow in order to further develop his language of cinema, and visual storytelling skills. Colin brings a unique philosophical and intuitive approach to filmmaking, believing that true cinematic inspiration can only be found by trusting in the director’s vision.

 

 

Colin has shot a diverse range of  award winning features, short films, music videos and commercials. Colin was nominated for a CSC Best Dramatic Short Cinematography Award for his stunning work on The Incident(s) at Paradise. The comedy series Space Riders: Division Earth won Best Digital Series at the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards. The documentary film The Flying Stars won Best Documentary at the 2015 Bronzlens Film Festival. The commercial Ice Truck for client Canadian Tire was shortlisted for a 2014 Cannes Lion.

 

Colin lives and works in both Los Angeles and Toronto, whilst working internationally in countries such as Columbia, France, Jordan, Hungary, and Sierra Leone.

 

His latest project, Surrogate Partner Therapy, a series shot in Paris for the new digital platform Blackpills ( Luc Besson, Brian Singer) is expected to be released in early 2017.

REEL

MUSIC VIDEOS

COMMERCIALS

NARRATIVE

RESUME

PRESS

Awards and Recognitions

2015 Canadian Society of Cinematographers - Nomination

2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS - Best Digital Series

2014 Cannes Lions - Shortlisted - Media

 

Music Videos

The Incident(s) at Paradise Bay

Space Riders: Division Earth

Canadian Tire - Ice Truck

 

Egg Studios

Canova Media

Egg Studios

Corner Store

 

Dir. Charles Wahl

Dir. Nadia Tan

Dir. Charles Wahl

Dir. Linzi Knight

 

Feature Films

The Body Tree

Together Alone

 

Dir. Thomas C. Dunn

Dir. Mateo Guez

 

Fish Corp

Theo Films

TV/Web Series

Surrogate Partner Therapy

Space Riders: Division Earth

Blackpills/TM 2

CTV/iThentics

Dir. Mateo Guez

Dir. Jordan Canning

 

Short Films

The Incident at Paradise Bay

Rattan

Indie

CFC

Dir. Thomas C. Dunn

Dir. Mateo Guez

Education

2010 American Film Institute - Cinematography

1999 Ryerson University - BFA Image Arts - Film Studies

HK Corp

HK Corp

HK Corp

HK Corp

HK Corp

HK Corp

HK Corp

HK Corp

HK Corp

Indie

The NE

 

Kalash ft. Booba - Rough & Bleu

Damien Lauretta  - Fall In Love

Booba ‘92i Veyron

Booba ‘Comme Les Autres’

Booba ‘Validee’

Jonesic ‘Aucune Autre’

David Zincke ‘Oh My’

Lifelike ‘Overdrive’

Devon Graves  ‘Crossroads’

Times Neue Roman ‘So Many Females’

Mic Boogie ‘Doesn’t Really Matter’

 

Dir. Chris Macari

Dir. Harry Kent

Dir. Chris Macari

Dir. Chris Macari

Dir. Chris Macari

Dir. Chris Macari

Dir. Jerome Guiot

Dir. Jerome Guiot

Dir. Nicolas Davenel

Dir.Charles Wahl

Dir. Marc Andre Debruyne

Commercials

New Brunswick Tourism

Canadian Tire “Ice Truck”

Bell Aliant  “It Takes a Village”

Muddy York Rugby “The Gay Who Wasn’t...”

 

+1 (310) 890-2912 Los Angeles

+1 (416) 894-4940 Toronto

mail@colinakoon.com

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